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2170 – Skiing and Snowboarding on Mount Athos

On this website from Frozen Ambrosia I found this footage of seven Greek guys, who were granted permssion to ski down the Holy Mountain (filmed on February 17/18 2017). Wim Voogd, 23/9

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2169 – Corona update Athos 24th of September

Since our last post from August 6th in 2160 there was no news from Athos, concerning the pandemic. But two days ago Romfea.gr reported that an outbreak of Covid-19 occured in the Agiou Paulou monastery (in English read more here). … Continue reading

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2168 – Special Offer nr 5: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

This week I will end the special offers with – for the time being – the last two watercolors of the Greek artist Christis Baloukos: houses near Dionysiou and Ivirón. The terms are the same as the watercolors for sale … Continue reading

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2167 – Special Offer nr 4: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

Today I will present the next four watercolors made by the Greek artist Christos Baloukos. As shown before in posts 2161, 2163 and 2164, all the pieces of art are unique and one of a kind. Athosweblog has made special … Continue reading

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2166 – nice drone footage of Mount Athos in this trailer

The trailer is from this site from Andrei Oprescu. https://www.andreioprescu.com/mount-athos-documentary?fbclid=IwAR35kOI4ou2OyBwVaLq4Vw3aVTg1TZenR8gElPeLy-MMivTSgu2eHJW0S2c

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2165 – The world famous architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) travelled to Mount Athos in 1911 and experienced the happiest days of his life. Or: how the Holy Mountain influenced his work.

Le Corbusier became one of the world’s most renowned architects of the twentieth century. The importance of his visit to the Holy Mountain is not very common knowledge. He visited Mount Athos only once. But it made a lasting impression … Continue reading

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2164 – Special Offer nr 3: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

The next three watercolors by the Greek artist Christos Baloukos, that Athosweblog we can offer exclusively to our readers for € 300,00 are from: Docheiariou Agiou Paulou and Stavronikita All watercolors are unique, so there are no other copies of … Continue reading

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2163 – more Special Offers: Athos watercolors by Christos Baloukos

In post 2161 I showed the first three of the in total 17 watercolors that will be on sale with a 50% discount for readers of our Athosweblog. Today I proudly present the next three watercolors, two of them are … Continue reading

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2162 – Zoom meeting for children with elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

In these special “Corona”-times even monasteries on the Holy Mountain adapt to the modern ways of communication. The online magazine Pemptousia is organizing tomorrow, on Saturday 22 August from 10 am to 12.30 pm a “3rd internet meeting (in Greek) … Continue reading

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2161 – Athos watercolors painted by Christos Baloukos for sale with 50% discount

We proudly present on our weblog a special offer for all our readers: due to a co-operative between athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos we are able to present in the comming months some of the watercolors taht he … Continue reading

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